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#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

July 26, 2016
Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while...
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#WhyIMarch - for myself, for my family, for all of us

January 24, 2017
My name is Nancy and I live in Manchester NH. I am a mother. I am a waitress. I am strong and I am an activist. I have used my life experiences as motivation to speak out about what I believe in. In April of 2012, I gave birth to my first son Hunter. He was already a fighter weighing in at 2 lb 10...
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New Year, New Baby...New job?!

January 11, 2017
You hear about NH every four years because of the presidential election, but other things are happening in NH too! Some good, some not so good. Did you see the news about Concord, NH's first baby of 2017? (1) The night that Lamar and his wife Lindsay should have been celebrating the New Year...
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Together, we can make Washington the next state to pass paid family and medical leave! Will you join us?

December 16, 2016
We're building MOMentum in Washington on paid family and medical leave -- and we need YOU! Click here to RSVP to join our "Mom-In" in Olympia on January 10th to launch the 2017 campaign for paid family leave! What’s a “Mom In"!?! Well, it’s when moms, and anyone who has ever had a mom, come...
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Seattle moms work to boost women in business (and provide affordable childcare while they're at it)

December 13, 2016
Childcare. It’s a topic that is always top of mind for mothers as we want someone to care for our kids like we do. Our questions and concerns never ease up and finding quality, affordable childcare is one of the biggest struggles today for families. It’s a logistical and emotional rollercoaster to...
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Conversation resources for post-election gatherings

November 18, 2016
How are you doing after this chaotic, exhausting, rollercoaster of an election? We’re hearing from many MomsRising members who are still reeling and looking for community and ways to be engaged. We’re hearing that they feel an urgency to meet and connect in person with others in order to take stock...
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Paid Family and Medical Leave is everywhere in #NH

October 24, 2016
Things are certainly changing different this election season. While there is a lot that is deeply disturbing, and a lot I will not want to remember after 2016 is said and done, but one thing that is worth acknowledging is that the discussion moved forward for families, and that Paid Family and...
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Meetup with MomsRising in Durham!

October 3, 2016
MomsRising has over a million members nationwide, and over 40,000 in North Carolina! While it's great (and powerful!) to come together online, sometimes you just want to have the chance to get to know each other in person and talk about the issues affecting families in your own community. That's...
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Lives can change in an instant

July 6, 2016
When I recently attended an advance prescreening of Intelligent Lives, a wonderful film by Dan Habib that will challenge our definition of intelligence when it is released next year, in the discussion that followed the clip, a number of participants from the film were answering audience questions...
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Inclusion and Opportunity

July 12, 2016
Shortly after I was born, I was diagnosed with rare form of childhood eye cancer, leaving me blind in one eye. The cancer returned again and, although the doctors were able to save my life, they were not able to save my eyesight and I became completely blind by age 8. As I think back to that time...
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